Man bags out, backpacks in

Topman_0425
TMD design nylon contrast panel oversized backpack, $160, www.topman.com

 

Just as you get used to owning a man bag, fashion takes a U-turn. Annoying? Slightly. But at least with the backpack, your pals won’t snigger and you won’t spend the first ten minutes of every conversation explaining why it’s not a shopper, handbag or tote. This season and, yes, next season (small victory) backpacks will be on trend. Forget wearing it on one shoulder like some teen reprobate, the runway says double-straps: it’s better for your posture and you don’t end up with your jacket going skew-whiff like some slovenly schoolboy. Here’s what we’re backing for spring.

Eastpak_0425

POP on a Roy Lichtenstein-inspired pack
Eastpak Authentic backpack $76, www.asos.com

Givenchy_0425

Make Kanye West proud
Givenchy airplane-print backpack, $1,135, www.mrporter.com

Ally Capellino_0425

Here’s one for the hipster cyclist
Ally Capellino Igor backpack, $508, www.allycapellino.com

Topman_0425

Go all bright-back mountain
TMD design nylon contrast panel oversized backpack, $160, www.topman.com

HbyHarris_0425

Quilted like Chanel but made for men
H by Harris Q3 Rucksack in black, $755, www.hbyharris.com



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Man dies trapped in elevator shaft at Bronx…

A man in his twenties died after being trapped in an elevator shaft of a Bronx building early Monday, police said.

International

Sierra Leone Ebola patient, recovered from family, dies…

An Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer has died.

Local

VIDEO: Cop reassigned as NYPD investigates alleged head…

An officer alleged to have stomped on a Brooklyn man's head last week had his gun taken away and placed on modified duty.

National

New York Times calls for legalization of pot

The New York Times editorial board on Saturday endorsed a repeal of the federal ban on marijuana, becoming the largest paper in the nation to back the idea.

Music

Newport Folk Festival: Photo gallery of 35 moments…

As has been the tradition since Bob Dylan plugged in a bajillion years ago, the Newport Folk Festival embraces more musical genres than its name implies.

Music

MKTO: Behind the bromance

MKTO's Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller talk about the American Dream tour, Demi Lovato and getting turned down by girls.

Arts

James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne head to…

Two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones returns to the New York stage next month as an eccentric grandfather in a revival of the 1930s comedy…

Movies

Box office: Scarlett Johansson wins battle of brains…

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" handily dispatched with Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend.

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

MLB

Joe Torre: I'm in Hall of Fame because…

Joe Torre spent 18 years putting together a near Hall of Fame career as a player. But it was the 12 years he spent as…

MLB

Yankees GM Brian Cashman breaks down art of…

The action frequently accelerates as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, as it will on Thursday.

Auto racing

Jeff Gordon captures fifth title at Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon captures fifth title at Brickyard 400

Wellbeing

This Week In Health: Friends share similar DNA,…

Friends share similar DNA, study finds Location: U.S. Study subjects: Nearly 2,000 people Results: When it comes to our social networks, it seems that birds of…

Education

Are liberal arts colleges turning away from the…

Bryn Mawr College, a small women's college located just outside of Philadelphia, announced last week that it would be making standardized tests like the SAT…

Education

Recent grads discover school superintendent plagiarized parts of…

  Two recent high school graduates made a surprising discovery about the commencement speech their school superintendent delivered at their graduation: portions of it was copied…

Career

Feeling stuck? Get out of the entry-level job…

Television and movies may be littered with 20-something characters who seem directionless when it comes to their careers, but author Mary Traina says she finds…